|I am trying to portforward so I can host a server of a game I play, but whenever I try to connect to my default gateway it just times out and cannot load.|
Question: Are you trying to run the game in server mode from one computer on your LAN and then trying to connect to it from a different computer also in your LAN via the router?
If the answer to my question is yes, then you need to stop that and connect directly to the server from the client. A port forward will only work when you are coming into the LAN from an external source (the internet). The port forward works between the router's external (WAN) interface and the internal (LAN) side. With both PC's on the LAN side, the port forward won't work.
Next time, use the IP of the game server and it should work just fine.
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